Archive | October 2004

Customer’s work

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Laticia sent this photo of the poncho she wove using the 3′ tri Randy made for her. She is weaving alpaca for the breeder who was impressed with her work at a recent show. Looks like she is going to have lots of business. She does beautifyul work, as you can see. I love when weavers share with me what they are making with their looms. πŸ™‚ It’s so nice to see that the looms really are being used and not sitting in the closet where so many fiber “toys” end up. There’s more pictures on the gallery page of the webpage at if you’d like a peek.

The view across the road…

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We had a sprinkling of snow on the lawns and roofs this morning… an Evil Warning of what’s to come! :angry:
Oh yes… I seem to have reached that stage of life when I love a bit of snow on Christmas morning and the rest of the time I love it on the mountain tops!:D
And, of course, the wood shed is not full, the leaves have not been raked (most are still on the trees!) and there’s still the hoses to put away and the stuff on the patio to put up. Some planters have to be moved… Winter’s a lot easier in the Souf’lan… or so I think until I remember the cleaning up after hurricanes. That makes snow a bit more tolerable! lol πŸ˜› I think I’ll go sit by the fire and weave a bit…. Stay warm!:)

Red Hats

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We drove over to Etna and had lunch at the Etna Brewery. A very good lunch, too. Then we hiked up the main street en masse to the Drugstore, gift shoppe, and old fashioned soda fountain where the proprietor wanted our picture to display behind his fountain. He was obliging enough to click all our cameras for us :laugh: After that we visited a couple of “junk stores” and found some treasures, then went back and toured the brewery, learning how they make beer, and came on home. My car mate and I waved to our husbands somewhere on the hiway home. They were on their way to Happy Camp for Lion’s club exchange visit. A big social day for the whole family! lol

My version of Red Hat!

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I made the shirt with some material I found in Walmart, it’s holographic with bats and moons so of course my “normal” red hat wouldn’t go. I had the Wizard hat I had knitted and felted this past summer so I kool-aid dyed it red. Just the thing for an old bat, hummm?! πŸ˜›

My “poncho-ette”

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Three’s a charm they say. This one fits but not as well as I’d like. The design is “skirt” shaped and has no shoulder shaping which accounts for the roll at the neckine. This sort of design might work on a thin person but we amples need shoulder room. The next one will have that. I like this design so, yes, I’ll do it again. And still a bit longer, I think. The pattern is Razor Shell Capelette from Rosie’s Knits. Dunno why Razor Shell but must have reminded designer Grace Robbins of something I’m not familiar with. πŸ™‚

More Autumn yarn colors

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Here’s the red I mentioned in the last autumn post. I pasted it onto a photo of the woodbine growing on my porch. This is the brightest red in the country. Even out-doing the poison oak, I think. It’s all going into the next diamond project, which is making a little progress….
I’m making a little progress in being ready for winter too. A little… :blush:

Elderly plants

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While starting to move my house plants indoors for the coming winter I just happened to recall that this plant moved here with me from Florida in 1979. My sister had given me the start of it… I can’t remember when… but this is my oldest plant and the only survivor of that other life. Let’s see… that makes it 25+ years old. It’s called a Drunkards Dream (I don’t know it’s Latin name) and you can understand why it got that name if you study it! πŸ˜€ But it has small, delicate white flowers and blooms every year. In spite of it’s homeliness it’s one of my favorites.

Autumn colorway

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I talked about my fall colors in the ad this week so I thought I’d post a picture of what I meant. This is the Hickory tree that Grandfather planted from some nuts his brother sent from back east, years ago. It is really pretty this time of year. It doesn’t last long but really lights up the yard for a time. I thought my diamonds blended well with this picture. They are going into the felted bag I’ve been working on. I also have some red that matches the Woodbine on the porch. πŸ™„
We had our first fall rain last night. Not a lot but hopefully enough to deminish the fire danger for awhile. The forest looks green and happy this morning, anyway. πŸ™‚

Today’s project

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This is before on the left and after on the right.
We’ve been talking about it for years but just never got to it. But today the whole yard was smelling like a the still had burst! lol The tree makes a bumper crop of pity bad tasting apples that even the deer won’t eat so they tend to fall and ferment before I get them rakes up and carted off. It’s virtue was a bit of shade, but there’s still several oaks, an ash, a maple, and a little tree who’s family line is unknown so that little shade want’ enough to save it today. The place looks a lot bigger, too. Once he cuts the stump and I get rid of the old dog house I’ll clean this area up and that’s where the picnic table will sit in the summer. My bulb garden is there if I can discourage the blackberries. :plain: